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I've forgotten the name of a band
April 3, 2012 3:39 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me remember the name of this electronic musician from the almost uselessly small amount of information I'm able to provide?

Around a year ago I heard an album/mini-album that I'd like to hear again. Here's what we have to go on:

- single word name.
- maybe beginning with I or L. Maybe.
- odd, glitchy, semi-repetitive mutant disco.
- related conceptually and scene-wise to UK dubstep/bass/electronic people like Actress, Zomby, Shackleton, Kode9 etc.
- not Ikonika.
- I have the feeling that the word might have been a familiar word but twisted in some way by doubling up a letter. In the way that Illusion might become Illuusion by adding a surplus u. Don't get too hung up on this item though, because it might not be true at all.
- album cover was mainly black but had some interesting geometric shapes on the front in bluey grey (probably).
- definitely not Ikonika.
- going back to the third point, the music itself - I'm sure it was basically lots of old disco loops, but there was something off and thrillingly awkward about it all, as if the record kept skipping, or as if loops of different lengths were played against each other so they'd slip in and out of phase.

That's it. Does it ring any bells?
posted by The Discredited Ape to Media & Arts (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is a super long shot, but maybe Hyetal? Probably not Kuedo, but I'll throw that out there just in case.
posted by Merzbau at 4:02 PM on April 3, 2012


μ-Ziq? The album cover for Bluff Limbo kind of fits your description.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 4:10 PM on April 3, 2012


Ital? Label mate of Kuedo as it happens.
posted by advil at 4:12 PM on April 3, 2012


Plastikman?
posted by gyusan at 4:14 PM on April 3, 2012


Following up, here's ital song that is from the right time and roughly fits your description.
posted by advil at 4:17 PM on April 3, 2012


It might be Mu-Ziq, but I'll suggest Oval and Si-Cut.DB, just because they match some of your criteria.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:21 PM on April 3, 2012


I wanted it be Hyetal, but it isn't, I'm afraid. Every time I see the Broadcast cover in lists I get that flash of 'oh, there it is!' but then I remember that it's not that. It's close, though - I feel like all I have to do is look at a list of 'related artists' and it'll be there staring me in the face but I've spent ages trawling through similar artists on a number of sites and nothing has jumped up.

It's definitely not Plastikman, Oval, μ-Ziq or si-cut.db. Our mystery artist is less mainstream than any of those.
posted by The Discredited Ape at 4:27 PM on April 3, 2012


Demdike Stare? Total failure on the name, I know, but sample-based with black and grey covers...
posted by Merzbau at 4:31 PM on April 3, 2012


Any chance you can sketch your impression of the album cover?
posted by germdisco at 5:31 PM on April 3, 2012


Thanks to this question I discovered Pikachunes.
posted by Nomyte at 5:32 PM on April 3, 2012


Teebs?

Flying Lotus?
posted by googly at 5:58 PM on April 3, 2012


The description of the music makes me think of Four Tet.
posted by armoir from antproof case at 6:02 PM on April 3, 2012


Nothing yet, sorry folks.

Any chance you can sketch your impression of the album cover?

From (vague) memory, imagine a cross between Hyetal's Broadcast, and Orbital's Blue Album.
posted by The Discredited Ape at 6:49 PM on April 3, 2012


Not Nguzunguzu's Mirage EP, then? Looks like this.
posted by Merzbau at 7:53 PM on April 3, 2012


Since you've linked to RYM, I guess you've looked through the custom chart for UK garage?
posted by RGD at 8:45 PM on April 3, 2012


Lucine LCL?
posted by eralclare at 12:44 AM on April 4, 2012


Er, Rustie?
posted by Sonny Jim at 1:21 AM on April 4, 2012


Just for a shot: Icarus
posted by jb2824 at 1:32 AM on April 4, 2012


Flako, The Mesektet?
posted by mittens at 6:51 AM on April 4, 2012


Maybe something on the Tri Angle roster, like Holy Other or Balam Acab?
posted by Merzbau at 1:30 PM on April 4, 2012


Jaimeson, like Jameson whiskey but with an 'i'? Seems to have a kinda disco drive, and decades of nostalgia in the mix.
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 4:22 PM on April 4, 2012


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